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Compare types of colitis, ibd or crohn?

Compare types of colitis, ibd or crohn?

IBD (Crohn's vs UC): Ibd (inflammatory bowel disease) includes a spectrum of disorders that result in gut inflammation with systemic manifestations. Gut involvement in ulcerative colitis is limited to the lining of the colon whereas in crohn's disease there is transmural (full-thickness) inflammation that can involve any portion of the gut (from mouth to anus). See my other healthtap answers on the subject too. ...Read more

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Dr. Arthur Heller
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Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Definition)

Inflammatory bowel disease, also known as IBD, is the chronic inflammation of the digestive tract. There are two main types of IBD: ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. Ulcerative colitis causes continuous inflammation and ulcers in the innermost lining of the colon and rectum. Crohn's, on the other hand, is a non-continuous inflammation that affects all layers of the digestive system in the large and small intestine. Both ulcerative colitis and Crohn's cause diarrhea, pain, ...Read more


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Ct scan showed diverticulitis and sigmoid colon iflamation i'm freaking out the discharge paper said diverticulitis posible colitis and ibd?

Ct  scan showed diverticulitis and sigmoid colon iflamation i'm freaking out the discharge paper said diverticulitis posible colitis and ibd?

Unusual: At your age, and common with aging. You must be symptomatic if you are getting studied. Diverticula, diverticulosis, then irritation called diverticulitis. Your doctor will make dietary recommendations, and you may need colonoscopy to be sure no other issues. ...Read more

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I was told I have ibd, colitis, duodentitis and gerd. Is it possible to all at once? Or am i being misdaignosed? What's the cure?

I was told I have ibd, colitis, duodentitis and gerd. Is it possible to all at once? Or am i being misdaignosed? What's the cure?

Yes, you can : Have crohn's disease, a type of ibd, of colon and duodenum at same time. Gerd is reflux of stomach contents back into esophagus, and a common condition. I don't think it is misdiagnosis. Cure depends on underlying cause. ...Read more

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I tested positive for ulcerative colitis on the ibd panel. Yet, my colonoscopy came back normal. What could this mean?

I tested positive for ulcerative colitis on the ibd panel. Yet, my colonoscopy came back normal. What could this mean?

IBD panel is a genet: A + ibd panel is present as a preclinical marker and +in a set number of inflammatory bowel diseases. Since autoimmunity is present as a result of t-helper -1 deficiency, t-helper-2 dominance. This state of illness can be caused by a metabolic dysfunction that is also found in diabetes, ra, psoriasis ect. And in certain cancers. If a b-6 is ( low or high) b-6, function is tested by products of b6. ...Read more

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Will a video colonoscopy completely rule out crohans disease, ulcerative colitis and other ibd. Will it also rule out cancer?

Will a video colonoscopy completely rule out crohans disease, ulcerative colitis  and other ibd. Will it also rule out cancer?

Not all: Colonoscopy will rule out colon cancer , ulcerative colitis , ( early uc in remission may not show the disease ) but not crohn's involving only small bowel only , other ibd some times may not have visible pathology . All of these diseases need biopsy as a proof. ...Read more

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I'm curious if I have ibd syndrome / colitis, however i feel like these conditions are fads right now. How common are these?

I'm curious if I have ibd syndrome / colitis, however i feel like these conditions are fads right now. How common are these?

Not fads: Ibs and colitis two different things . Ibs DX of exclusion. Colitis is a DX of inclusion . Ibs can be associated with anxiety, colitis can be infectious or autoimmune . Etc. ...Read more

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I have ibd (crohn's-colitis). Can I eat red meat?

I have ibd (crohn's-colitis). Can I eat red meat?

Yes: Depending on the extent and severity of your disease you may have looser stools with high fat intake but red meat will not worsen your disease. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Colitis (Definition)

Colitis is inflammation or infection of ...Read more